Where to take your out of town guests in Toronto: Conventional and Unconventional
Thinking about where to take your out of town guests once they can finally visit again? Check out our list of both conventional and less conventional activity ideas. This list is yours to mix and match or even complete everything in both categories!
Toronto’s most iconic and recognizable landmark is known for its breathtaking 360 degree views from the top while you’re 447 m (1,465ft) above the city. Depending on how adventurous your guests are, they may opt to try walking on the glass floor or sign up for the Edge Walk, a 116 storey high harnessed outdoor walk along the ledge around the CN Tower’s main pod).
Located in Midtown Toronto, this iconic majestic mansion is perfect for history buffs who want to get their fill of Gothic Revival architecture and design. Casa Loma also routinely organizes special exhibits on early Toronto and Canadian history.
Ripley’s Aquarium is an attraction that’s fun for the whole family hosting 2000 aquatic animals to uncover and different exhibits from around the world to explore. Some of these exhibits include Canadian Waters, Rainbow Reef, Dangerous Lagoon and Planet Jellies.
Ontario Science Centre
Looking for somewhere to entertain young guests and older guests alike during their visit? The Toronto Science Centre has plenty of interactive science lessons and experiments to keep your whole family entertained.
This iconic shopping centre in the heart of downtown Toronto has a vast selection of shops in every category. Its massive Urban Eatery food court has an equally vast selection of options whenever you’re ready for a break from roaming the centre’s four floors.
If you’re looking for something unique during your shopping trip, you will be guaranteed to find it at Kensington Market. This iconic eclectic neighbourhood is home to many one-of-a-kind vintage shops and boutiques. There are also plenty of tasty local restaurants to try when you need to refuel after you’ve shopped until you dropped.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Guests who are hockey fans will be eager to visit this official museum of hockey history and memorabilia. The Hockey Hall of Fame is home to the Stanley Cup and many trophies and archives that tell the history of ice hockey.
See a Theatre Production
Toronto has a diverse and ever evolving theatre scene that can be a unique experience for your out of town guests. Theatre Passe Muraille, Obsidian Theatre, Theatre Gargantua, Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times are just a few of the varied theatre companies to check out.
Blue Jays Game
Enjoy a day at the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto and experience a game with Canada’s beloved and only major league team. As they are all adjacent to each other, ambitious travelers may want to attempt to visit the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Rogers Centre all in one day.
The Rage Room
26 Ashwarren Rd, Toronto
Instead of watching baseball players do the smashing, try it yourself at The Rage Room. As the name suggests, this attraction allows you to blow off some steam and smash and break as much as you want in a safe and controlled environment.
This sprawling 399 acre park west of downtown Toronto is the perfect spot if your guests are looking for some quality time outdoors. Have a picnic under the trees, walk along the lake, visit the zoo or experience many of the other amenities the park has to offer.
If you’re looking for some greenspace with an amazing view, Trillium Park is the spot for you. Located lakeside by Ontario Place, this park is a favourite to local Torontonians and boasts beautiful views of the city’s skyline, especially at sunrise and sunset. The park also features lakeside fire pits and architecturally unique design features.
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